Because it faces east, sometimes I’ll sleep in the upstairs window seat. Why?
Because you get a window seat (sorry) for the sunrise.
The night of the full Snow Moon was a window seat night.
Just before dawn, I woke to this…
I got out of bed.
I did not bother to drag a comb across my head.
I did put shoes on my feet, and did find the camera.
And stepped outside.
Dawn was coming fast.
When I turned toward the house, dawn still looked at me.
Red sky in the morning. (Sailors’ warning.)
Most of the sky was overcast.
The first light was lighting the underside of the cloud deck.
Sun was coming.
These “cloud deck” sunrises are brief and spectacular.
So are cloud deck sunsets.
Neither event lasts very long.
The front yard here is not the best place to watch the sunrise.
Partially blocking the east are oaks and maples and understory growth, clethra, blueberry, viburnum, saplings.
If you run down the road a bit and cross over to the field, you can get a less obstructed view.
But there wasn’t time, and it was too cold. I had not put a jacket on.
Here came the sun.
Take an even closer look.
Too cold to stay outside any longer.
Inside, looking out, I take a last sunrise photo.
Of Our Star, shining through our star.